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New American Writing: Sarah Hall & Jacob Polley

Sunday Jun 8, 2008 3:00 PM This is a past program

Sarah Hall was born in 1974, in Cumbria, England. She completed a BA joint-honours at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a Masters in Creative Writing at St. Andrews University in Scotland. As well as being commissioned by the BBC and various national publications, she has written three novels—the second of which, The Electric Michelangelo, was a Man Booker finalist—and she is now working on a fourth novel and a collection of short stories. Jacob Polley is one of the ‘Next Generation’ of British poets. Born in 1975, near the Lake District in Cumbria, his first book of poems, The Brink, was a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. His second collection, Little Gods, published in 2006, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His first novel, Talk of the Town, is due out in 2009. 

New American Writing

A series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design. 

This series is made possible, in part, with support from Bronya and Andrew Galef. 


Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, and Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.